Dmitriy Shakhnevich represents clients in criminal cases and matters in civil litigation. He is the founder of The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich, based in downtown Manhattan.
Background and experience
In the realm of criminal defense, Mr. Shakhnevich has represented individual and corporate defendants charged with or investigated for crimes involving mail fraud and wire fraud, fraud involving health care agencies, financial institutions, securities, benefits and corporations, various computer crimes, crimes involving public corruption, invasion of privacy, weapons possession, narcotics distribution and various other white-collar and violent crimes. His experience in representing clients under investigation extends to complex criminal, governmental, regulatory and internal investigations.
On the civil side, Mr. Shakhnevich has represented clients in personal injury matters, in which clients had suffered enormous physical harm, domestic relations matters involving divorce, child support, custody and abuse/neglect, complex commercial litigation involving contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, restrictive covenants and fraud, employment matters and matters in the entertainment sector.
Prior to opening his own law practice, Mr. Shakhnevich’s law school and post-law school careers had taken him from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office to the offices of numerous high-profile criminal defense attorneys, including those of now-Judge Adam Perlmutter, and Chuck Ross (formerly of Brafman & Ross). He also maintained an Of Counsel relationship with Bruce Cutler, the legendary trial lawyer whose former clients include John Gotti and Phil Spector.
Mr. Shakhnevich has worked on matters across the United States, but is a full-time member of the Bars of New York State and the State of New Jersey, where he is admitted to practice in state and federal courts. He is a graduate of New York Law School and Brooklyn College of The City University of New York.
Outside of the courtroom
Mr. Shakhnevich co-authored “The Nickel or Not: The Fifth Amendment Privilege for Individuals in FCPA Investigations,” published in Ethisphere Magazine, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York. He has been consistently selected to Super Lawyers for the New York City area.
Over the years, Mr. Shakhnevich and his high-profile legal work have been sought out by some of the most well-recognized publications and media outlets in the world, including Bleacher Report, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, The New York Times, Newsday, Newsweek, SB Nation, Thomson Reuters, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. He has served as a legal analyst for numerous major news outlets, including on criminal cases involving Antonio Brown, Conor McGregor, Kristaps Porzingis and Harvey Weinstein.
Formerly, Mr. Shakhnevich hosted The Fight Lawyer Podcast, featured on iTunes, SoundCloud and Spotify. FLP involved discussions on combat sports and the law, featuring such guests as F. Lee Bailey, Bruce Buffer, Cung Le, Kelly Pavlik, Bas Rutten and Ken Shamrock.
Mr. Shakhnevich was born in Ukraine, and immigrated with his family to the United States as a refugee, when he was an infant. He resides with his wife Elina, also a lawyer, in Brooklyn, New York.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2021|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2020|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Public Interest Funding Award||New York Law School||2012|
|Dean's List||Brooklyn College||2007|
|Adjunct Professor||John Jay College Of Criminal Justice||2017 - Present|
|Managing Member||The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich||2014 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||New York Career Institute||2014 - 2015|
|Senior Law Clerk||Charles A. Ross & Associates||2013 - 2013|
|Legal Intern||Law Offices of Adam D. Perlmutter||2013 - 2013|
|Legal Intern||Law Offices of Douglas B. Appel||2012 - 2013|
|Legal Intern||Brooklyn District Attorney's Office||2012 - 2012|
|College Intern||Brooklyn District Attorney's Office||2008 - 2008|
|Paralegal||Scott L. Sherman & Associates||2006 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2014 - Present|
|New York Criminal Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2014 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Russian American Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|ValuePenguin.com||Best Cities for Lawyers||2015|
|MainStreet.com||Insurance Companies Often Don't Have a Clue You Got a Ticket — Unless You're Young||2015|
|The Huffington Post||Teens Who Take Nude Photos Of Themselves Can Still Be Treated As Sex Offenders||2015|
|The Huffington Post||Why Attending a College in a Big City Is the Fastest Way to Grow Your Career||2015|
|LawCrossing.com||Does Pursuing a Career in Law Involve Learning a Lot of Things by Heart?||2014|
|Ethisphere Magazine||The Nickel or Not: The Fifth Amendment Privilege for Individuals in FCPA Investigations||2013|
|New York Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|City University of New York, Brooklyn College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2010|
|Spring 2018 Semester: John Jay College||Race, Class and Gender in a Correctional Context||2018|
|Spring 2018 Semester: John Jay College||Criminal Justice: Theory in Practice||2018|
|Spring 2017 Semester: John Jay College||Criminal Justice: Theory in Practice||2017|
|Fall 2017 Semester: John Jay College||Constitutional Law||2017|
|Fall 2017 Semester: John Jay College||Criminal Justice: Theory in Practice||2017|
|Spring 2015 Semester: New York Career Institute||Advanced Legal Research||2015|
|Fall 2014 Semester: New York Career Institute||Advanced Legal Research||2014|
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